Expert Profile - Joshua Rosenthal
Dr. Joshua Rosenthal, MD
Functional Medicine Physician
Dr. Joshua Rosenthal’s Bio:
Joshua Rosenthal, M.D. is a dual Board Certified Sleep and Regenerative Medicine Specialist. In his dedication to understanding true health and wellness, he had to unlearn the current model of healthcare’s approach to holding off disease. After using light and circadian biology to successfully treat his own weight and health issues, he continued studying biophysics and discovered why healthcare is failing miserably at helping the population who is increasingly getting sick and staying sick. By integrating his expertise in circadian biology, quantum physics, heliotherapy, chronotherapy, photobiomodulation, photonics, mitochondria, and the amazing properties of water, he now helps clients rebuild their mind and body health at the cellular and subcellular levels.
Dr. Josh does advanced, regenerative stem cell treatments and one-on-one integrative medical programs with clients in New York, Florida, and Pennsylvania. His unique MitoCircadian approach utilizes circadian biology, epigenetics, and mitochondrial medicine for an integrative wellness approach that addresses the most foundational levels of health. He performs innovative and transformative mitochondrial therapies alongside his lifestyle, nutraceutical, and electroceutical approaches for health and longevity.
What life events or challenges that you have experienced (could be minor, could be major) whether you have experienced them directly or via someone close to you, have had any type of impact on your desire to have a practice focus on patients with mental health challenges?
I already pursued a career in medicine because of my desire for knowing how the body worked and helping people become the best version of themselves. However, at the completion of my medical residency, I was overweight and only had the typical “diet and exercise” advice delivered to me at medical school. In searching for answers to my own weight questions as well as my practice of sleep medicine’s questions of what was disturbing people’s sleep, I was forced to explore all alternatives of healing that existed. In doing so, I found myself thrown back into the world of physics and epigenetics, with the details of circadian rhythms and bioenergetics describing the true inner workings of health and wellness. It is with this perspective that I continued to learn and help people in new and exciting ways.
When and why did you decide to focus on practicing lifestyle/integrative/functional medicine, and how was your decision shaped by the experiences above?
I started using these modalities with some of my longstanding patients who knew and trusted me, as most who enter a doctor’s office are looking for pills, powders, and potions to be the cure-all. However, it wasn’t until I committed to abandoning much of my prior training and using the integrative tools that I had learned over many years, that I would see the kind of health transformations that I expected when I had my white coat ceremony. Thanks to the pandemic, I committed fully to this integrative practice and have not looked back since.
Describe the connection between the body/metabolism and the brain/mental health.
When we look at metabolism and brain health, it is easy to forget that they are intimately connected. Metabolism may evoke visions of food being digested and turned into energy, however, cellular energy can be made without any food at all using appropriate light frequencies. Regardless of how it is made, bioenergetics is the most important determinant of health and wellness, especially the brain and mental health. The production of hormones and neurotransmitters has strict bioenergetics requirements that must occur at the exact right time. The timing nature and circadian biology are extremely important when considering this connection. Too much energy at the wrong time or too little energy at the right time, both result in poor health outcomes. When we can optimize the bioenergetics and the timing of the body, we can see an amazing transformation for the better.
With lifestyle/integrative/functional medicine being such a vast field, What specific approach(s) do you employ to impact mental health?
While integrative medicine is a vast field, there are certain foundations that must be established for mental health and well-being. The circadian mechanism must be reconnected to allow energetic flow at the appropriate and exact timing required by the environmental challenges being faced. Light hygiene must be observed to limit and prevent unnecessary inflammation and energy loss. Balancing neurotransmitters and restoring brain health can be supported much more easily when these foundations have been established. Once balanced, rebuilding the ability to hold energy in a way that provides the most optimal neurochemistry can eventually be obtained. I utilize circadian lifestyle prescriptions along with mitochondrial therapies to achieve improved wellness. Photobiomodulation, intravenous therapies, and transformative stem cell technologies are just a few of the means I use to reclaim brain and body health.